Creek and Cherokee In-house field trip

Hello Parents,

We  will have our Creek and Cherokee field trip on Monday, October 22nd.  We will be outside for 1 hour, so please make sure that your child dresses appropriately for the weather.  I would recommend sending a jacket/coat and hat to school with your child.  I would like for students to wear class t-shirts as well.  I will try to send a reminder on Sunday.   Also, if you haven’t sent in the permission form for the field trip, please do so soon.  Thank you! 

Foundation Teacher Auction

Hello Parents! 

The Foundation teacher auction is now available.  I’m offering to treat 3 students to breakfast at Waffle House.  They will then get to ride to school with me.  🙂 We discussed the bidding process in class during morning meeting and the kids seemed about excited about it.  There are many other great things to bid on as well, so click on the link below to get started.  I can’t wait to see who will join me for breakfast! 

Teacher Auction Link 

News You Can Use…

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  This weather is amazing…fall is my favorite! 

Several pumpkins have come in and I love seeing my students’ creativity.  They are due tomorrow, so continue working.  They will be in the hall so you all can see their great work during conference week. 

This week, dismissal will begin at 12:20 due to conferences.  We will eat lunch at 11:08 every day. 

Please knock on the door at the time of your conference.  🙂 

Below are a few things you will find inside of your child’s binder on Monday:

*Newsletter-On the back of the newsletter, you will find a note about a project the school is doing for the troops.  Attached to the newsletter will be some paper to complete the project.  You all may use other paper if you choose.

*Jingle Jog flyer

*Ronald McDonald House flyer


Capital Campaign

Foundation Capital Campaign is underway.  The money raised has a direct impact on your child. Your support of Foundation is truly appreciated.  This year, Foundation is planning to install turf on part of the field by the playground!! You may click on the link below to donate or for more information. 

East Side Foundation

Below are some examples of how Foundation has personally impacted our classroom.  

·       iPads for the classroom

·       Classroom libraries

·       Quick Word Books for writing

·       Reading/Writing Workshop training

·       Orton Gillingham training

·       Materials to support instruction based on Orton Gillingham training

·       Jenn Seravallo (author of Reading Strategies and Writing Strategies) training

·       Gifted Endorsement

·       RazKids

·       Beebots and mats for 2nd grade

·       STEM supplies to support our STEM certification

·       Maker Space and Maker Space teacher

Our class will win special awards if we have high participation! 

·       The first class to achieve 100% participation will be the first class to play on the new turf field being donated by the Foundation. 

·       Each class that reaches 80% donation rate will be given a Popsicle Party and awarded an extra 30 minutes of recess time for one school day. 

·       Teachers whose class wins a Popsicle Party will be entered into a special Thank You raffle

All donations are online this year (see link above)…which means NO envelopes – YAY! Thanks for your donations! 🙂 

News You Can Use

I hope everyone enjoyed the break!  I was able to read and rest over the break, so that was nice.  I’m excited to be back with my little Superheroes!  🙂 

News You Can Use:  

The October calendar is on the webpage.  Please refer to the calendar for upcoming events.  

Fire Safety Village- We will go on our first field trip this Thursday, October 4th to the Fire Safety Village.  Students may purchase a sack lunch from the school or bring one from home.  All items must be in disposable containers, including water bottles.  The class t-shirts are in, so students will receive them on Thursday morning.  Also, please make sure your child wears gym shoes.  

Inside of your child’s binder:

This week’s newsletter, Speller’s Choice Board for October, and the October writing calendar

Pumpkin Research Project- This project is due on October 15th.  Please reference the orange document. 

Pictures-Retake Day is October 8th.  Please reference the green document.

Scholastic Book Order Form- All orders will be placed on October 19th in order to receive the items by Halloween.




Conference Week

Good morning!  

You should have received an email that includes a link to sign up for a conference date/time.  The deadline to sign up is October 1st.  Please let me know if you didn’t receive an email.  Thank you! 


Conference Week

Parents with siblings at East Side should have received an email from me this morning with a link to sign up for a parent-teacher conference.  I sent the email to all email addresses listed on the student information form. Only one parent needs to sign up but both parents may attend.  When signing up for a conference, please list your child’s name.  Please sign up as soon as possible because signups will open to all parents on September 20th.  The deadline to sign up for a conference time will be October 1st.  After the deadline, I will select a date/time for you.  Please let me know if you have siblings at East Side but did not receive an email this morning.  Thank you and I look forward to meeting with you all soon! 


Dear Parents,

Happy Friday!  I just want to say that I appreciate you all and that I’m grateful for everything you do for us.  Have a wonderful weekend!  

News You Can Use

Fire Safety Village-Please sign and return the permission form for the Fire Safety field trip.  No payment is due for this field trip. 

Matter-Please use the Matter study guide that is in your child’s binder to review the skill at home.  We will take the summative next Monday.  

Problem Solving-Continue to review the problem solving skill.  Check your child’s binder for material to review at home.  We will take the summative this Friday.  

Scholastic Book Order-You will find a Scholastic Book Order form inside of your child’s binder.  All orders are due on September 21st.